Data Source: from January 1986 to July 2022
Consolidated Returns as of 31 Jul 2022
Live Update: Aug 15 2022
Category: Stocks
ETF: Vanguard FTSE Developed Markets (VEA)
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In the last 30 Years, the Vanguard FTSE Developed Markets (VEA) ETF obtained a 5.57% compound annual return, with a 16.44% standard deviation.

In 2021, the ETF granted a 3.46% dividend yield. If you are interested in getting periodic income, please refer to the Vanguard FTSE Developed Markets (VEA) ETF: Dividend Yield page.

The ETF is related to the following investment themes:

  • Asset Class: Equity
  • Size: Large Cap
  • Style: Blend
  • Region: Developed Markets
  • Country: EAFE

The Vanguard FTSE Developed Markets (VEA) ETF is part of the following Lazy Portfolios:

Portfolio Name Author VEA Weight
Robo Advisor 90 Betterment 24.6%
Robo Advisor 80 Betterment 22.1%
Ultimate Buy&Hold FundAdvice 6.0%
Yale Endowment David Swensen 15.0%
Developed World ex-US Stocks 100.0%
Dimensional 2030 Retirement Income DFA 10.5%
Ultimate Buy and Hold Strategy Paul Merriman 10.0%
Developed World ex-US 80/20 80.0%
Developed World ex-US 60/40 60.0%
Developed World ex-US 40/60 40.0%
Developed World ex-US 20/80 20.0%
GAA Global Asset Allocation Mebane Faber 13.5%
Jane Bryant Quinn Portfolio Jane Bryant Quinn 20.0%
Marc Faber Portfolio Marc Faber 8.0%
Perfect Portfolio Ben Stein 20.0%

Historical Returns as of Jul 31, 2022

Historical returns and stats of Vanguard FTSE Developed Markets (VEA) ETF. Total Returns and Inflation Adjusted Returns are both mentioned.

VANGUARD FTSE DEVELOPED MARKETS (VEA) ETF
Consolidated returns as of 31 Jul 2022
Data Source: from January 1986 to July 2022
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Period Return (%)
as of Jul 2022
Return (%)
Infl.Adj.
Standard
Deviation (%)
Max
Drawdown (%)
Months
Pos - Neg
1M
Jul 2022
5.29
5.31
0.00
1 - 0
3M
-2.80
-5.15
-9.19
Jun 2022 - Jun 2022
2 - 1
6M
-11.20
-15.73
-15.66
Feb 2022 - Jun 2022
3 - 3
YTD
-14.63
-19.66
-18.92
Jan 2022 - Jun 2022
3 - 4
1Y
-14.17
-20.91
15.20
-19.54
Sep 2021 - Jun 2022
6 - 6
50% pos
3Y(*)
4.68
-0.22
18.15
-23.99
Jan 2020 - Mar 2020
22 - 14
61% pos
5Y(*)
3.19
-0.67
16.18
-24.14
Feb 2018 - Mar 2020
37 - 23
62% pos
10Y(*)
6.39
3.69
14.00
-24.14
Feb 2018 - Mar 2020
74 - 46
62% pos
15Y(*)
2.34
-0.04
18.19
-57.00
Nov 2007 - Feb 2009
103 - 77
57% pos
20Y(*)
6.43
3.81
16.96
-57.00
Nov 2007 - Feb 2009
145 - 95
60% pos
25Y(*)
4.43
1.90
16.92
-57.00
Nov 2007 - Feb 2009
178 - 122
59% pos
30Y(*)
5.57
2.98
16.44
-57.00
Nov 2007 - Feb 2009
216 - 144
60% pos
MAX(*)
01 Jan 1986
6.73
3.86
17.50
-57.00
Nov 2007 - Feb 2009
260 - 179
59% pos
(*) Returns over 1 year are annualized

US Inflation is updated to Jul 2022. Current inflation (annualized) is 1Y: 8.52% , 5Y: 3.89% , 10Y: 2.60% , 30Y: 2.52%

ETF Returns, up to December 2007, are simulated. They have been calculated using the historical series of equivalent ETFs / Assets.

Correlations as of Jul 31, 2022

Monthly correlations of Vanguard FTSE Developed Markets (VEA) ETF vs the main Asset Classes, over different timeframes.

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VANGUARD FTSE DEVELOPED MARKETS (VEA) ETF
Monthly correlations as of 31 Jul 2022
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Correlation vs VEA
 
Asset Class 1 Year 5 Years 10 Years 30 Years Since
Jan 1992
US Total Stock Market
VTI
0.93
0.92
0.87
0.81
0.81
US Large Cap
SPY
0.94
0.91
0.86
0.80
0.80
US Small Cap
IJR
0.93
0.89
0.78
0.73
0.73
US REITs
VNQ
0.83
0.74
0.61
0.57
0.57
US Technology
QQQ
0.83
0.79
0.77
0.63
0.63
Preferred Stocks
PFF
0.93
0.76
0.67
0.47
0.46
EAFE Stocks
EFA
1.00
1.00
1.00
1.00
1.00
World All Countries
VT
0.97
0.97
0.96
0.95
0.95
Emerging Markets
EEM
0.80
0.83
0.81
0.78
0.77
Europe
VGK
0.98
0.99
0.98
0.94
0.93
Pacific
VPL
0.93
0.95
0.92
0.89
0.89
Latin America
FLLA
0.61
0.71
0.67
0.70
0.69
US Total Bond Market
BND
0.65
0.28
0.23
0.10
0.10
Long Term Treasuries
TLT
0.40
-0.18
-0.15
-0.18
-0.18
US Cash
BIL
-0.09
-0.25
-0.18
-0.04
-0.05
TIPS
TIP
0.68
0.41
0.36
0.16
0.16
Investment Grade Bonds
LQD
0.77
0.57
0.49
0.30
0.30
High Yield Bonds
HYG
0.88
0.81
0.78
0.66
0.65
International Bond Market
BNDX
0.53
0.28
0.23
0.13
0.13
Emerging Market Bonds
EMB
0.92
0.75
0.70
0.56
0.56
Gold
GLD
0.21
0.14
0.08
0.16
0.16
Commodities
DBC
0.30
0.64
0.51
0.44
0.44

Capital Growth as of Jul 31, 2022

Capital growth, returns, stats are calculated assuming a reinvestment of dividends.

If you are interested in getting periodic income, please refer to the Vanguard FTSE Developed Markets (VEA) ETF: Dividend Yield page.

An investment of 1000$, since August 1992, now would be worth 5085.02$, with a total return of 408.50% (5.57% annualized).

The Inflation Adjusted Capital now would be 2411.42$, with a net total return of 141.14% (2.98% annualized).
An investment of 1000$, since January 1986, now would be worth 10816.43$, with a total return of 981.64% (6.73% annualized).

The Inflation Adjusted Capital now would be 3990.32$, with a net total return of 299.03% (3.86% annualized).

Drawdowns

Worst drawdowns since August 1992.

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Drawdown period
Recovery period
Total
Drawdown Start Bottom #Months End #Months #Months
-57.00% Nov 2007 Feb 2009 16 May 2014 63 79
-48.19% Jan 2000 Mar 2003 39 Sep 2005 30 69
-24.14% Feb 2018 Mar 2020 26 Nov 2020 8 34
-19.54% Sep 2021 Jun 2022 10 in progress 1 11
-17.94% Jul 2014 Feb 2016 20 Apr 2017 14 34
-14.47% Jun 1998 Sep 1998 4 Dec 1998 3 7
-13.15% Sep 1994 Feb 1995 6 Mar 1996 13 19
-11.23% Aug 1997 Dec 1997 5 Mar 1998 3 8
-10.94% Sep 1993 Nov 1993 3 Jan 1994 2 5
-7.92% Sep 1992 Oct 1992 2 Mar 1993 5 7
-5.79% May 1996 Jan 1997 9 May 1997 4 13
-4.28% May 1999 May 1999 1 Jun 1999 1 2
-3.73% May 2006 Jun 2006 2 Sep 2006 3 5
-3.02% Mar 1994 Mar 1994 1 Apr 1994 1 2
-2.98% Jun 1993 Jun 1993 1 Jul 1993 1 2
-2.93% Jun 2007 Aug 2007 3 Sep 2007 1 4
-2.83% Oct 2005 Oct 2005 1 Dec 2005 2 3
-2.16% Feb 1999 Feb 1999 1 Mar 1999 1 2
-0.93% Jun 2021 Jun 2021 1 Aug 2021 2 3
-0.72% Jan 2021 Jan 2021 1 Feb 2021 1 2

Worst drawdowns since January 1986.

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Drawdown period
Recovery period
Total
Drawdown Start Bottom #Months End #Months #Months
-57.00% Nov 2007 Feb 2009 16 May 2014 63 79
-48.19% Jan 2000 Mar 2003 39 Sep 2005 30 69
-31.21% Jan 1990 Sep 1990 9 Jan 1994 40 49
-24.14% Feb 2018 Mar 2020 26 Nov 2020 8 34
-19.54% Sep 2021 Jun 2022 10 in progress 1 11
-17.94% Jul 2014 Feb 2016 20 Apr 2017 14 34
-14.47% Jun 1998 Sep 1998 4 Dec 1998 3 7
-13.46% Sep 1987 Oct 1987 2 Mar 1988 5 7
-13.15% Sep 1994 Feb 1995 6 Mar 1996 13 19
-11.23% Aug 1997 Dec 1997 5 Mar 1998 3 8
-9.43% May 1988 Aug 1988 4 Nov 1988 3 7
-8.70% Sep 1986 Oct 1986 2 Dec 1986 2 4
-7.94% Mar 1989 Jun 1989 4 Jul 1989 1 5
-5.79% May 1996 Jan 1997 9 May 1997 4 13
-4.28% May 1999 May 1999 1 Jun 1999 1 2
-3.98% Aug 1989 Aug 1989 1 Sep 1989 1 2
-3.73% May 2006 Jun 2006 2 Sep 2006 3 5
-3.67% Oct 1989 Oct 1989 1 Nov 1989 1 2
-3.60% Jun 1987 Jul 1987 2 Aug 1987 1 3
-3.22% May 1986 May 1986 1 Jun 1986 1 2

Rolling Returns ( more details)

Vanguard FTSE Developed Markets (VEA) ETF: annualized rolling and average returns

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Rolling
Period
Return (*) Negative
Periods
Average (%) Best (%) Worst (%)
1 Year
8.15 78.27
Feb 1986 - Jan 1987
-49.94
Mar 2008 - Feb 2009
35.51%
2 Years
6.53 46.94
Feb 1986 - Jan 1988
-29.13
Mar 2007 - Feb 2009
26.44%
3 Years
5.72 38.88
Jan 1986 - Dec 1988
-19.64
Apr 2000 - Mar 2003
23.51%
5 Years
5.18 23.71
Oct 2002 - Sep 2007
-7.06
Jun 2007 - May 2012
16.84%
7 Years
5.08 13.73
Jan 1993 - Dec 1999
-2.53
Apr 1996 - Mar 2003
3.65%
10 Years
5.08 12.14
Jan 1986 - Dec 1995
-0.38
Mar 1999 - Feb 2009
0.63%
15 Years
4.87 10.50
Jan 1986 - Dec 2000
0.53
Apr 1988 - Mar 2003
0.00%
20 Years
5.05 9.18
Feb 1986 - Jan 2006
1.34
Mar 1989 - Feb 2009
0.00%
(*) Annualized rolling and average returns over full calendar month periods

If you need a deeper detail about rolling returns, please refer to the Vanguard FTSE Developed Markets (VEA) ETF: Rolling Returns page.

Seasonality

Vanguard FTSE Developed Markets (VEA) ETF: in which months is it better to invest?

Both the Average Return and the Gain Frequency (Win %) are useful to get an idea of what happened in the past.

For further information about the seasonality, check the Asset Class Seasonality page.
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Monthly Average Return (%) and Gain Frequency
Return (%) Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Average
Win %
-0.07
51%
0.59
62%
1.21
62%
2.80
78%
0.21
46%
-0.51
38%
1.52
68%
-0.62
53%
-0.52
56%
0.54
58%
0.61
64%
2.29
75%
Best
Year
11.7
1987
11.1
1991
12.7
1986
11.8
2009
13.1
2009
7.4
1986
12.2
1989
8.4
1987
9.7
2010
17.1
1990
14.3
2020
9.0
2008
Worst
Year
-14.0
2009
-10.1
2009
-15.1
2020
-6.8
2022
-11.5
2010
-9.2
2022
-9.9
2002
-12.5
1998
-14.2
1990
-20.6
2008
-9.4
1993
-5.7
2018
Statistics calculated for the period Jan 1986 - Jul 2022

Monthly/Yearly Returns

Vanguard FTSE Developed Markets (VEA) ETF monthly and yearly returns: how is the distribution of the returns recorded so far?

MONTHLY RETURNS HISTOGRAM
260 Positive Months (59%) - 179 Negative Months (41%)
Jan 1986 - Jul 2022
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Yearly Return(%)
Monthly Return(%)
Year Total Infl.Adj Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
2022
-14.63 -19.66 -3.9 -2.6 0.7 -6.8 1.7 -9.2 5.3
2021
+11.67 +4.33 -0.7 2.4 2.8 3.1 3.6 -0.9 0.5 1.3 -3.4 3.2 -4.6 4.3
2020
+9.74 +8.27 -3.0 -7.7 -15.1 7.0 5.6 3.5 2.6 5.2 -1.8 -3.5 14.3 5.6
2019
+22.62 +19.88 7.5 2.3 0.6 2.8 -5.2 5.9 -2.0 -1.9 3.2 3.2 1.3 3.6
2018
-14.75 -16.35 4.7 -5.1 -0.4 1.3 -1.4 -1.7 2.3 -1.7 0.7 -8.6 0.5 -5.7
2017
+26.42 +23.81 3.7 1.1 3.1 2.2 3.4 0.6 2.9 0.0 2.5 1.8 0.9 1.7
2016
+2.67 +0.58 -5.5 -3.1 7.2 2.3 -0.3 -2.0 4.2 0.4 1.6 -2.4 -1.5 2.5
2015
-0.38 -1.10 0.7 6.2 -1.2 3.9 0.0 -2.9 1.5 -7.2 -4.1 6.7 -0.8 -2.1
2014
-5.98 -6.68 -5.2 5.9 -0.4 1.6 1.8 1.0 -2.4 0.3 -4.2 -0.4 0.0 -3.8
2013
+21.83 +20.03 3.8 -1.1 1.2 5.2 -3.0 -2.8 5.2 -1.6 7.9 3.2 0.7 1.9
2012
+18.56 +16.53 5.6 4.9 0.3 -2.4 -11.2 7.0 0.3 3.3 2.6 1.1 2.7 4.2
2011
-12.30 -14.83 2.2 3.7 -2.5 6.2 -2.7 -1.2 -2.4 -8.6 -11.3 9.8 -2.1 -2.1
2010
+8.35 +6.75 -5.4 0.7 6.3 -2.8 -11.5 -1.8 11.7 -3.6 9.7 4.1 -4.9 8.4
2009
+27.49 +24.11 -14.0 -10.1 8.4 11.8 13.1 -1.8 10.6 4.5 3.9 -2.8 4.1 0.8
2008
-40.65 -40.70 -7.4 -1.0 0.4 5.4 1.2 -8.7 -3.5 -4.0 -11.6 -20.6 -6.6 9.0
2007
+11.15 +6.80 1.3 0.3 2.7 3.9 2.5 -0.1 -2.2 -0.7 5.3 4.5 -3.8 -2.6
2006
+26.27 +23.14 6.2 -0.7 3.6 4.9 -3.4 -0.3 1.0 2.7 0.2 3.9 3.1 2.8
2005
+13.60 +9.85 -1.9 4.2 -2.4 -1.9 -0.4 1.1 3.2 3.2 4.2 -2.8 1.8 5.0
2004
+20.25 +16.46 1.4 2.4 0.6 -2.7 0.7 2.7 -3.6 0.5 2.7 3.3 6.9 4.4
2003
+38.67 +36.11 -4.2 -2.3 -2.0 9.8 6.0 2.5 2.7 2.2 3.0 6.3 2.2 7.8
2002
-15.62 -17.57 -5.3 0.7 5.9 0.1 1.8 -4.0 -9.9 -0.3 -11.0 5.5 4.6 -3.3
2001
-21.94 -23.13 -0.1 -7.5 -6.6 7.7 -4.1 -4.1 -1.8 -2.5 -10.3 2.6 3.0 0.7
2000
-14.29 -17.10 -6.5 2.9 3.8 -5.4 -2.4 3.9 -4.2 0.9 -4.9 -2.4 -3.7 3.4
1999
+37.96 +34.35 0.9 -2.2 4.7 5.3 -4.3 5.0 3.5 1.6 1.6 3.7 5.2 8.2
1998
+16.51 +14.66 4.2 6.2 3.2 0.7 0.1 -0.2 0.2 -12.5 -2.2 9.5 4.9 3.0
1997
-1.39 -3.04 -3.8 1.5 -0.7 0.8 7.6 4.7 0.9 -6.3 4.1 -6.8 -2.3 -0.1
1996
+4.68 +1.31 0.5 0.3 2.0 4.0 -1.3 0.4 -3.2 0.0 2.1 -1.2 3.1 -1.9
1995
+3.98 +1.41 -3.9 -5.2 6.5 3.5 -1.9 -1.8 5.7 -3.4 1.6 -2.6 2.5 3.7
1994
+9.76 +6.90 9.9 0.4 -3.0 3.3 -0.1 2.0 0.5 1.7 -2.9 2.8 -5.4 0.9
1993
+29.92 +26.45 0.0 3.5 10.1 10.0 3.6 -3.0 4.2 4.8 -3.0 1.3 -9.4 6.1
1992
-14.79 -17.19 -2.4 -3.7 -7.2 -0.8 7.1 -4.6 -3.3 7.0 -2.7 -5.3 0.8 0.5
1991
+9.48 +6.23 1.7 11.1 -4.8 1.6 -0.4 -6.6 4.0 -3.1 6.4 2.0 -5.3 4.0
1990
-24.79 -29.11 -3.6 -6.5 -10.4 -2.8 11.7 -0.3 2.3 -10.4 -14.2 17.1 -7.8 1.3
1989
+12.85 +7.84 2.3 0.6 -2.3 1.3 -4.8 -2.4 12.2 -4.0 5.5 -3.7 4.8 3.8
1988
+25.66 +20.35 3.7 6.6 6.1 1.9 -2.4 -3.0 1.7 -5.9 2.9 6.3 6.8 -0.5
1987
+30.48 +24.94 11.7 2.3 11.2 10.5 0.5 -3.1 -0.5 8.4 -1.2 -12.4 0.5 1.8
1986
+63.38 +61.60 2.3 10.4 12.7 7.2 -3.2 7.4 6.1 7.2 -1.9 -7.0 5.6 5.0

ETF Returns, up to December 2007, are simulated. They have been calculated using the historical series of equivalent ETFs / Assets.

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